Category: CBR Musings

Two new community-based HIV/AIDS research centres launched

Two national centres for HIV/AIDS community-based research have received funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and are in the initial phases of becoming established. Congratulations to the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) on their new Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre). The AHA Centre will support community-based research development… Read more »

Learning Exchange on HIV, aging and more with CWGHR

Join us for a rapporteur and learning exchange event following the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Aging in a Changing World. At the conference, there will be several sessions on HIV & aging, and our friends from the Canadian Working Group on HIV & Rehabilitation (CWHGR) will be in attendance. At this informal event, CWHGR will… Read more »

Want to learn more about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection? Looking to get more involved in resarch? Interested in how to integrate reserch about co-infection into programming? Join CTAC on Thursdays over the next few months to build your knowledge about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection. (Click on the poster to view the schedule and… Read more »

An Environmental Scan of HIV Testing in BC

Since the introduction of the STOP HIV/AIDS initiative in British Columbia, with its goal to increase HIV screening in the province, there have been many changes to HIV testing in British Columbia. For the PAN 2012 Fall meetings, we conducted an environmental scan, documenting the many shifts that are underway, with regards to testing guidelines,… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Valerie Nicholson

Valerie Nicholson is a grandmother, mother, and proud resident of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). She is the co-founder of the Harvest Organic Coop, a fruit and veggie coop for people with compromised immune systems, those affected and infected, housed (gratefully!) at AIDS Vancouver. She is also a nutritional outreach worker for the DTES Kitchen Tables… Read more »

CBR Musings: Is what we do informed by what we know?

Knowledge mobilization.  Knowledge transfer. Knowledge translation. Knowledge exchange. These are some of the buzzwords that have remained popular in Canadian research circles over the past few years as the goal of making sure that research findings get “put to work” has been high on the lists of research funders, universities, and community stakeholders alike. Knowledge… Read more »

AIDS 2012 Roundup

The international AIDS conference was hosted in Washington DC last week and for those who were unable to be there and soak it all up, here are some videos and articles that offer some perspective on the research and social activism at AIDS 2012. Watch hightlights or watch it all through these two sites: Highlights… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Andrew Beckerman

Andrew Beckerman is a retired architect who lives in Victoria, BC, with his dog Jessie, and has been HIV+ since 1980. He credits being alive today to his participation in the first Crixivan® trial. He is the Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), where he has volunteered for 6 years, and serves… Read more »

Collaboration is one of those words that certainly gets thrown around a lot in both community work and in the field of community based research. But what does it mean to truly collaborate? What is a collaborator? For the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the main source of funding for most HIV-related CBR in… Read more »

CBR Musings Blog – July 2012

Review: What’s Hot in HIV Research Research, research everywhere but what to read? Where to start? I’ve been musing about how the lovely World Wide Web makes research so much more accessible, especially with the advent of social media where news and research “find us.” I’m always interested in seeing what colleagues in the HIV/AIDS… Read more »

PAN CBR Update – Introducing Andrea Langlois

CBR Spotlight If you are in Victoria from May 28th – 31st, check out some of the fantastic free public lectures being offered by the Universities Without Walls Spring Learning Institute: “What has HIV research done for me lately?” Monday, May 28, 2012 from 9:00am – 12:00pm Arbutus & Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons Building, University… Read more »

CBR Update: April 2012

CBR Spotlight Are you (or do you know) a graduate student interested in HIV and community-based research? The Universities Without Walls program is still accepting applications for its 2012-13 Fellows until May 4th, 2012. For application details, visit their website at www.universitieswithoutwalls.ca. CBR Musings: Balance Balance is one of the most sought-after, yet elusive goals… Read more »